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A Poem for Mimi

Updated on December 30, 2011

This poem is for my Mimi. Mimi is my grandma. I love her dearly. She's been there for me since I was a baby, always showing me unconditional love. My life would not be the same without her in it. My husband and I are forever grateful for all of the homemade chicken noodle soup that she makes--but even more--we are thankful for her.


Through all the years—

Through laughter and tears—

Through dreams and through fears—

She's been a rock, stable and firm.

A teacher who helps others to learn.

A voice saying, "I'll help you through this next turn."

A heart that gives freely and doesn't make you earn.

Her love is strong.

It has endured for so long.

Her life sings a song:

"You have a place to belong."

Whether giving chili or soup, brownies or bread,

Her acts of kindness, through the fabrics of our lives,

Weave a valuable, irreplaceable, strengthening, thread.

Merry Christmas Mimi!

Love, Jenna

December 25, 2011


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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This shines with the love you have for her. May you have her for many, many years to come.

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      calico Stark 5 years ago from Earth for the time being

      What a beautiful way to speak your appreciation for her!

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      howtohandbook 5 years ago from Riyadh


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      MissMelissaK 5 years ago from Stuart, Florida

      That was beautiful! You have a big heart!:0)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Bless you and your Mimi..:)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Bless you and your Mimi..:)

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      Jenna Ditsch 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for the kind comments everyone--she is so special to me!

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      What a beautiful tribute. You are very lucky to have her in your life.

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great tribute. Voted up!

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      Georgiann Serpe 5 years ago from Phoenix

      That was very sweet and, I am quite certain, appreciated by Mimi more than you could ever fathom. Good job!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank God for Grandmas! You might enjoy my poem A Grandma's Endless Love when you have the time. This poem was a delight to read.

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